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Testimonials / 6 week update
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on November 11, 2017, 01:15:18 AM »
Hi all,

Another update on my progress doing the SLM yoga and other extensive exercises. My back pain is gone but I also know from the program that I need to keep doing the exercises to get stronger and more supple or these problems can come back. For over 2+ years I had a constant "knot" in my lower right back and that is gone. Had trouble straightening my right leg and getting pain free when sleeping in any position for the last 20+ months. Now I am comfortably resting in any position, though my sleep pattern is still not where it should be, but a huge improvement! Very happy with my progress!
     Have not been able to walk comfortably for 18+ months. Yesterday with the help of SLM yoga and talking with Steve in the forum I tried walking 40 minutes. This was by far the best result I had gotten walking in a long time. I had no stiffness when I finished and my stride felt much more balanced.
    My misalignments and muscle imbalances have been ingrained in my body for over 25+ years. So I still have some more extensive work to do to get fully realigned and strong but have been amazed on the speed of improvement. Especially since I have had numerous doctors tell me I needed a hip replacement.
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on October 24, 2017, 04:43:25 PM »
Been doing the FF Detox Program, the 2 day a week program and am getting terrific results!
For the past several months I have been suffering from dizziness. Every time I would go to stand up I would get dizzy for 5-15 seconds. After doing the Detox Program for only 2 days the next day my dizziness symptoms have disappeared!  Just a great program with extensive videos and at a very reasonable price. I know if I set up an appointment with a doctor for this kind of treatment it would have cost me 4 to 5 times the amount.

Thanks Steve and Dr Elen,      The Rocket
Testimonials / 2 week update
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on October 14, 2017, 04:48:42 AM »
Hi All,

After 2 weeks of doing SLM self treatment program my condition has substantially improved! Aggravation and tension in my body is noticeably less. Sitting up in a chair for a much longer period of time and am getting glimpses of a solid stable walking stride. Hoping to start a walking program soon but am very happy at the speed of my improvement!

Thanks  Steve,       The Rocket
Self Treatment Questions / Re: exercise technique questions
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on October 07, 2017, 09:08:31 PM »
Yes that is ok. Eventually you do need to be able to isolate the different muscle groups easily.

One note on the self treatment questions, do you see the section below this one for program purchasers. Please post you questions related to the STP there and you will be able to read what others have posted as well.

Other Questions on Back Pain / Re: Sleepy after exercise
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on October 07, 2017, 09:06:01 PM »
I am sure progress will be slow but steady and it may take a year or more to get past the symptoms you describe. You are lucky to have retired and can dedicate your time to it.

Other Questions on Back Pain / Re: Sleepy after exercise
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on October 07, 2017, 10:12:44 AM »
Thank you,

Ever since I didn't listen to my body 15yrs ago and jogged on a hard surface for 5-7 miles my immune system collapsed.
Since that moment I haven't had a continuous night sleep since. When it was at its worst I slept only 2 hours and would wake up exhausted with that constant "aggravation and tension" and couldn't go back to sleep. For many years the pain was in my feet but went away when I retired and didn't have to work so hard. Now I know the pain in my feet was caused by stress on the back and probably poor circulation. I now sleep 4-5 hours straight and get up for an hour or 2 and then get a couple more hours of sleep after but still needs a lot of improvement. But a big  improvement from where I was. You might find it interesting for about a decade 24/7 it felt like i was punched in the solar plexus and that went away when I retired.
    Since retirement the immune system has improved substantially but I feel the muscle imbalance slowly has kept getting worse. I feel like if I went back to my work routine right now all the same symptoms would comeback.  Your SLM yoga is great in that I feel many things realigning and I don't need to sleep after I finish!! Also when I do swimming and elliptical I feel real good while doing it and pain free!
    One symptom I have gotten for the last 6 months is some dizziness. From resting to standing it comes and goes from time to time. When I push too hard it seems to get worse so I have a gauge on when to rest more. It just seems that until i get this twisting stress off my back these symptoms are here to stay. But your program is changing that!!
    I feel like after swimming the muscle imbalance is still strong and creates a tension that makes me want to sleep when things calm down. After exercise I am too tired to do your SLM yoga to rid that  tension from the exercise.

         The Rocket
Self Treatment Questions / Re: exercise technique questions
« Last post by RodLaverWannabe on October 07, 2017, 08:59:00 AM »
Thanks Steve, gotcha on the squat technique.

I might have misled you on my 2nd question. When we are on our back, on the floor, with legs extended,  and you tell us to activate the quads hard. I feel like my body is telling me to activate the glutes hard too. Since I feel a big difference from my right and left glute. Can I do that? It feels right, feels like it is helping the pelvis or sacrum realign and get even in both glutes.
Self Treatment Questions / Re: exercise technique questions
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on October 06, 2017, 07:06:10 PM »
No 45 degrees is as low as you should go until you can perhaps hold the 90 degrees for the last few minutes. You must relax the glute muscles not contract them. You are trying to relax ALL your lower body muscles as you do it and although the tendency is to hold with them you need to constantly be letting them go.

Other Questions on Back Pain / Re: Sleepy after exercise
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on October 06, 2017, 07:03:32 PM »
That is not a normal reaction, exercise normally energises you because it promotes circulation and stimulates your nervous system. If your body is tired all the time from a lack of sleep. then falling asleep for an hour is a recovery process required because of a lack of energy stores. Much like a baby who needs little sleeps during the day after a few hours exercise.

For me, if for example I need to stay awake all night and miss a nights sleep or can't sleep because I am on a plane overnight etc, I can manage it ok and although I am tired I am not exhausted. That is possible because my body can store energy and it is much easier if I have a few nights with lots of sleep (say 8 hrs) in the days prior. Your body is obviously not storing any energy and if you drain what you have you need some sleep to recover.

Other Questions on Back Pain / Re: sleeping on your side??
« Last post by Steve Lockhart on October 06, 2017, 06:51:49 PM »
It's a restless body that can't sleep. That can come from a physical or mental disturbance. Your's is likely a physical one but it may also be that you have trained your body o need less sleep now after such a long time with problems. You could look at things that help you sleep like essential oils, valerian (a natural sleep support) even cannabis is very effective. Whatever works for you, use a natural product and after retraining yourself to sleep through the night you shouldn't need it any more.

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